Anthony Joshua, the Nigerian-British boxer, says he plans to have at least seven children.
In an interview with ITV, the world heavyweight champion, who already has a son named Joseph, spoke of his love for a big family.
“I want to have loads [of children],” the 31-year-old said.
“Someone said to me, which makes sense, when you’re young, you don’t want to have kids, but when you’re older and settled down and retired you wish that you had more kids around you, so I’m just looking ahead – loads for me is probably another six.”
Joshua has been in preparation mode for the upcoming undisputed world heavyweight title fight against Tyson Fury.
Both boxers signed a £200 million two-bout deal last month.
After receiving the offer, Joshua warned that his rival has “nowhere to hide.” Fury shot back saying, “I am in the physical fighting fitness of my life. Where I am at now as a man, you don’t get any better”.
The Nigerian-British continued the pre-match trash talk during the ITV interview, this time dismissing any chance of his rival winning the bout.
“Unfortunately he’s not going to win,” Joshua said.
Joshua said the much-anticipated bout will take place this summer. He said his camp has tabled an irresistible offer to Fury.
He said: “I put my crystal ball out there and I say it’s going to happen this year one hundred percent. End of July, early August.
“I’ve signed my side of the deal. We’ve sent him [Fury] a good offer, one I’m sure he won’t refuse. He wants the fight, no doubt about it, so do I, and more than me and him, the whole public wants it.”
Joshua will put his WBA, IBF, and WBO belts on the line against the WBC champion Fury.
The winner will be crowned the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 199